[tex-live] Per user texmf.cnf
joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Mon Sep 3 09:00:46 CEST 2012
On 02/09/2012 18:32, Karl Berry wrote:
> Hi Joseph,
> Ah, I see what I was getting wrong: there is a variable "TEXMFCONFIG"
> and and a variable "TEXMFCNF", and they are not synonyms.
> am I correct in understanding that there is no per user location for
> which a texmf.cnf file is read as standard (i.e. that TEXMFCNF does
> not include any directory relative to "~").
> Yes. (See the definition of TEXMFCNF in texmf.cnf.)
> If so, am I correct in understanding that the only way to move
> TEXMFHOME on a per user basis is to set at least one environmental
> variable (either TEXMFCNF then using a local texmf.cnf to move
> TEXMFHOME, or setting TEXMFHOME directly)?
> Yes, and I would strongly recommend the latter. Stay away from creating
> your own texmf.cnf unless it's absolutely necessary. Usually it isn't.
Thanks for that, particularly last comment: I was not sure from the docs
which of the two solutions was preferred.
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